on trend: oversized globe lighting.
by victoria comment

11/9/21

on trend: oversized pendant lamps and globe lights / sfgirlbybay

whether one of the original Noguchi lamps, a george nelson bubble lamp, or some new iteration of these pretty oversized globe lighting fixtures, they are still very much en vogue. i adore my large paper lanterns and my super big george nelson bubble lamp hanging in my bedroom (i found mine at rejuvenation vintage) and don’t see changing them out any time soon and i see loads of designers like leanne ford still using these oversized globe lights with no sign of stopping. i mean Noguchi designed his first lamp in 1951, so ultimately they’re a classic that never goes out of style and blend seamlessly with many different decor genres. so should you love the look too, both etsy and chairish are both great resources for vintage Noguchi lamps and there are plenty of newer interpretations of the iconic mid-century modern lanterns and globe lights available out there. i got a few very large paper lanterns at bunkado in dtla’s little Toyko and pearl river in nyc has loads, too. all you need is a lampshade (and a bulb, of course) you can either have them hardwired to your ceiling or use an electrical cord swag kit and you’re good to go. i like this wood kit, and this Jute Rope Electrical Cord Swag Kit is pretty cool, too. and don’t even get me started on the lovely, flattering light they give off, i’m pretty certain the big globe lamp is here to stay.

on trend: oversized pendant lamps and globe lights / sfgirlbybay

on trend: oversized pendant lamps and globe lights / sfgirlbybay

on trend: oversized lanterns / sfgirlbybay

on trend: oversized pendant lanterns / sfgirlbybay

on trend: oversized pendant lamps and globe lights / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: Noguchi paper ceiling lantern via home style; Asano Paper Moon table lamp from 2modern; bedroom paper ceiling lantern via planete deco; paper floor lamp in bedroom via in bed; paper lantern on shelf by leanne ford interiors; Knit-Wit lamp from artilleriet; bedroom paper ceiling lantern via mister design; caravane bell lamps with black trim; dining room pendant lamp by elsa billgren; Akari Series Floor Lamp from vakker lighting; Saul Leiter’s ny apartment by François Halard via The New York Times; knit wit floor lamps by made by hand.

on trend: oversized pendant lamps and globe lights / sfgirlbybay

on trend: oversized pendant lamps and globe lights / sfgirlbybay

on trend: oversized pendant lanterns / sfgirlbybay

on trend: oversized pendant lanterns / sfgirlbybay

on trend: oversized pendant lamps and globe lights / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: paper lantern by @_marinadenisova_; Covey Lantern Pendant Light from urban outfitters; Mid-Century Modern Isamu Noguchi Style Sculptural Round Paper Table Lamp from chairish; world market White Origami Round Crinkle Cotton Paper Lantern; serena mitnik-miller’s bedroom via remodelista; bedroom paper pendant lamp by heju; IKEA REGOLIT paper Pendant lampshade; oversized paper globe lamp by colin king; Isamu Noguchi for Vitra Akari 15A Pendant Light from the conran shop; dining room paper ceiling lamp from the modern house; satulight Akari 24N Table lamp.

on trend: oversized pendant lanterns / sfgirlbybay

on trend: oversized pendant lanterns / sfgirlbybay

on trend: oversized pendant lanterns / sfgirlbybay

on trend: oversized pendant lamps and globe lights / sfgirlbybay

on trend: oversized pendant lanterns / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.

9 responses to “on trend: oversized globe lighting.”

  1. Yes I love these, so simple, beautiful and classy in a non-snob kind of way. If you want some more examples, take a look at Faye Toogood’s house or Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinood Maradin’s loft.

  2. PS I would look at the feature on Faye Toogood’s house on Remodelista. Apparently she now lives in a new house (without the globe lights) and her previous house has had several incarnations (not all with the Noguchi lights).

  3. I share your love of these oversized globes, Victoria. Wouldn’t trade the soft moon glow of my cheap Ikea version for a crystal chandelier! Thank you, as always, for the little gardens of lovely images you present to us with every week.

  4. this is my favorite “chandelier.” many years ago, i found a 36″ paper globe at a pier one outlet store. it was $3. it hung over my dining room table until it disintegrated. i sure wish i would have bought a few more. it is hard to find the non-designer type with such a large circumference. anyone know of a source? many thanks. thanks for the post, victoria.

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